Thursday, September 17, 2009

Where Did Wednesday Go?

Often, when I am reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number. ~Author Unknown

Yesterday was totally nuts. I woke up feeling completely organized -- the night before I'd make up a detailed list of things that needed to get done, both online and IRL. It was long, but didn't seem out of the realm of possibility.

I ran to AC Moore in the morning with DD to pick up a tool we needed for beading -- she's going to start making somethings for Christmas to start, but wants to eventually sell her items online to earn some spending money. I told her if I thought her items were done well enough to sell, I'd open her own Etsy shop. My little entrepreneur.

BUT, that little jaunt put a big blip in the day. Now, DD didn't want to focus on school... she was ready to bead. Um. NO. So I spent a good part of the rest of the day chasing after her to keep her head where it should be.

As an aside, my new car ("The Pea") has a GPS system. Probably good for me, since I get lost in a paper bag, but I don't know how to use it yet. And EVERYTHING feeds through it: heat/AC, radio, etc.

Yesterday, on the way home from the store, DD touched it with her finger. We don't know WHAT she touched, but the audio came on AND it had a route mapped that would send me down to Massachusetts. Now, I know my way home, but I was annoying the GPS lady by not following her directions.

Bong. "Turn left in one point two miles."

One point two miles goes by and it begins to BONG BONG BONG frantically as I pass my turn. Then the screen madly searches for an alternate route in order to send me back to Mass.

Bong. "Turn left in point five miles."

Point five miles passes and it begins to BONG BONG BONG frantically as I pass my turn. Then the screen madly searches for an alternate route in order to send me back to Mass.

And, well, you get the idea. It did this the ENTIRE way home, until I turned on my street which dead-ends. It didn't like that at all and threw a pretty picture of a U-Turn up on the screen.

Today, on my NEW list of things to do: Read GPS manual (and yes, there is one whole manual just for the GPS system).

I miss the simple life.


DD has been working with Dakota, teaching her tricks. While I absolutely adored my last dog, Bailey, she wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer. Dakota, though, is pretty dang sharp.

She know the basics, of course (sit, down, stay, etc) and we've added shake (with either or both paws), sit up, high five and the latest is roll over. She's so cute -- I'll have to take a video and show you. We tried and tried to get Bailey to roll over and never could teach her.

Next up: teaching her to fall to her side "dead" when we point our finger at her and say, "BANG!".


Speaking of pet tricks... you HAVE to check this out:



MJFredrick said...

That video is hilarious!

My mom and brother bought got new Chevys with my step-dad's retirement and they're going to a CLASS about their cars and the features. Wow. Simple indeed!

Diane Craver said...

Cute quote and video! LOL

I can't believe Bailey could play dead on David Letterman with all the noise. Maybe you can get Dakota on, too. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

I love that video!

Sorry about your GPS. I'm not so sure I want one.

Dru said...

Sorry about your GPS. I want the simple things back especially since they last longer.

I hope today is a better day for you.

Have a good Thursday.

Maria Zannini said...

That was hilarious! Must. Send. To. Husband!

Ref: GPS
This never occured to me but a friend of mine told me this. She said when you set your GPS, DON'T put in your home address. Put an address that's close to home that you can find your way home from there.

The reason is if your car is ever stolen, the thief can easily find his way to your home and create more grief.

I thought it was good advice. But then he'd have to explain to Tank why he's in mommy's car. :o)

Anonymous said...

That is one of my all time favorite pet tricks. Soooo funny.

My ex-husband taught his basset hound Fred to play dead. He tells him bang bang and Fred flops on his side lol.

Sonja (sheltie) bless her little heart she is a sweety but no brains what so ever. I've been trying for 3 yrs to teach her sit, so far that hasn't worked lol. She does know kennelup though lol.

OH lord technology lol. Hopefully the manual is written in a way that makes sense lol. My sis got a Tomtom and I had to program it for her and show her how to used it. She still asks me to put in addresses lol. I love her but poor girl get lost sooo easily lol.

Tori Lennox said...

I'm ROFL over the frantic GPS lady!!! I wonder if she's capable of a nervous breakdown? *g*

Brandy said...

I've heard a few horror stories involving GPS, where the unit has directed someone to take a U-turn, on a freeway or turn left onto a cliff....... *G* I'll stick to MapQuest. *G*

I so know what you're talking about when trying to keep your Daughter's attention. *G*

I hope you have a good day!

ceriwrites said...

We have an evil gps. We wanted to leave Manchester and go to Peterborough. It tried to send us up to Concord. Um, so not on the way. I want a gps with a voice that gets really freaked out when we miss turns or go the wrong way.